Health, Wellbeing and Behaviour


Anti-Bullying Week 2018: Choosing respect

17 October 2018

How can we use discussions about respectful disagreement to help stop bullying? Ahead of Anti-Bullying Week, Martha Evans considers how schools can support children to ‘Choose Respect’




Behaviour: Rules vs expectations

10 October 2018

Rules are necessary in games, but in relationships they are counterproductive. Headteacher Ryan Kilby explains why traditional approaches to behaviour can never be inclusive



Miriam’s Vision: A safer world

10 October 2018

Miriam Hyman was 32 when she was killed in the 2005 London bombings. Since then, Miriam’s Vision – a far-reaching, cross-curricular resource – has had an important impact in schools. Mavis Hyman and Alison Kitson explain


Ideas for mindfulness in schools

10 October 2018

Yoga and mindfulness is one approach that might help schools to support the mental and emotional resilience of their pupils and staff. Advocate and expert Jyoti Jo Manuel offers some ideas


Beating the poverty trap

10 October 2018

Continuing her focus on child poverty and its impact on education, Karen Sullivan looks at what schools might do to mitigate the negative impact that disadvantage can have


Parent-school meetings: Ensuring successful outcomes

3 October 2018

In SecEd this year, Daniel Sobel will be tackling common problems and questions when it comes to supporting vulnerable pupils in school. In his first article, he looks at the challenges and secrets to successful parent-school meetings


Staff wellbeing: Secondary traumatic stress

3 October 2018

Secondary trauma occurs when the act of supporting a traumatised young person becomes traumatic in itself – and it is a danger teachers should be aware of. Darren Martindale advises


Case study: Promoting gender equality

3 October 2018

After research named Middlesbrough as the worst place to grow up as a girl, a project at Unity City Academy set out to empower its young female students. Charlotte Pywell explains


Creating a therapeutic school: Some quick ideas

3 October 2018

In a new series, expert Shahana Knight advises on supporting the emotional and mental health of children and staff, offering easy whole-school and classroom-specific ideas and activities


The underlying causes of challenging behaviour

26 September 2018

Continuing her series for SecEd on supporting our most vulnerable young people, Clare Stafford seeks expert advice on supporting students who regularly demonstrate challenging behaviour


Managing behaviour: Introducing Ready to Learn

26 September 2018

Ready to Learn, the approach to behaviour management at The Fallibroome Academy, has had a remarkable impact. Vice-principal Ross Martland explains how the initiative works


Supporting looked after children in your school

19 September 2018

Specific support for looked after children is essential if they are to thrive. Darren Martindale focuses on three key elements – the designated teacher, the Personal Education Plan, and the virtual school head


Reviewing your safeguarding practice

19 September 2018

A big focus for schools this term will be ensuring proper implementation of the updated statutory safeguarding guidance. Sam Preston considers the new requirements and offers some practical advice


Racist language: An effective response

19 September 2018

Tackling racism in schools is essential, especially in our current divisive political climate. Deputy headteacher Domini Leong explains the simple yet effective approach taken in her school


Talking about child poverty

19 September 2018

The impact of poverty on children and their education is devastating. Karen Sullivan looks at the challenges that deprived families face


Creating a therapeutic school

19 September 2018

How can you create a therapeutic and calming environment that cultivates learning? Play therapist Shahana Knight offers her advice, including five suggestions to get started


PSHE: Preparing for RSE and health education

12 September 2018

Government commitments to RSE and health education will help schools prioritise PSHE and build on what they are already doing well. Jenny Barksfield advises on getting PSHE ready for these new mandatory subjects


Keeping Children Safe in Education

12 September 2018

Keeping Children Safe in Education, the statutory safeguarding guidance for schools, has been updated. Chris Parr looks at some of the key changes and requirements for schools


Wellbeing: Faulty thinking patterns

12 September 2018

Faulty thinking patterns can present a real threat to pupils’ mental health and wellbeing. Dr Pooky Knightsmith looks at recognising and responding to these ‘cognitive distortions’


Getting back into the swing of things

12 September 2018

Going back to school after the summer can sometimes be just as tough for the teachers as for the students. Julian Stanley offers some advice


Statutory RSE & health education

5 September 2018

The government has finally published its draft guidance for the new subjects of relationships and sex education and health education. Lucy Emmerson looks at how we can prepare

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